CollegeCareer and Life Readiness" means that individuals possess the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in life after high school
and to thrive in their community.




                1. Arts & Communication
                2. Business, Finance, & Information Technology
                3. Engineering & Industrial Technology
                4. Human Services
                5. Science & Health

Erie Together is working with local school districts, career and technical centers, Career Street, businesses, post-secondary education and training providers, and economic and workforce development stakeholders to develop a countywide career pathways system. To that end, we have created the "Erie County Career Pathways Alliance (ECCPA)." The goal of the ECCPA is for more students to graduate high school on time and continue on a positive trajectory to college, career and life readiness. 

ECCPA Progress from April 2016 to June 2017: 

  • Definition of “college, career and life readiness” developed and adopted by participating school districts.
  • Inventory of existing career pathways activity in all districts completed.
  • Agreement on creating five career pathways representing 16 industry clusters gained from all participating districts.
  • Development of course catalog reflecting career pathways that can be branded and used by all districts; now being used for communications with students and families and for scheduling purposes.
  • Planned expansion of leadership team, and creation of business advisory groups for each of five pathways.
  • Planning for countywide career fair underway.

2017/18 goals:

  • Eight of 11 participating districts will have developed at least one pathway by June 2018, reflected through their course catalog and student scheduling.

  •  Three of five planned industry advisory groups will be in place. (Engineering & Industrial Technology, Science and Health, and Business, Finance & Information Technology) by June 2018.
  • By June 30, 2018, 100% of students from participating districts will complete a career planning activity (i.e. an interest inventory or a written career plan, etc.) by the end of the 8th grade year.









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